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(Blogger’sÂ Note:Â OriginallyÂ Posted 8.09.2009. Fiona Bloom is another Twitter Connection I made viaÂ Sharon CarpenterÂ of BET. Once I read the website of Fiona, I was blown away! She has an array of gifts…)
Brother Jesse: Please give me a little background about yourself.
Fiona Bloom:Â I was born and raised in London, England. Iâ€™m a classically trained concert pianist. Studied music and theatre intensely from age 4-22. Music is my lifeblood and in my veins and the acting part- well letâ€™s just say- I love the stage- but Iâ€™ll let my artists be on stage and I just spectate- unless of course Iâ€™m the host and up on the mic introducing the acts and the night…That gets my adrenalin flowing…
Brother Jesse: How and when did you get involved in the music industry?
Fiona Bloom:Â Well if you count being a musician (which I do), I started when I was 5 but as far as the â€˜businessâ€™ side of things…Started when I was 26… I was so knowledgeable in the music as a historian/lover of it and art appreciator that I didnâ€™t even come to realize record labels existed until I was working at a radio station…I studied liner notes, back to front inside out sidemen, producers, musicians, lyrics and never even noticed the logos on bottom till one day one of my DJâ€™s at the station was trying to get an interview with A Flock of Seagulls and had to call Arista to set it up â€“ I was like who???
Zaki Ibrahim â€“ â€œComputer Girlâ€ from â€˜Eclecticaâ€™
Miz Metro â€œCity Screamsâ€ â€˜Unlimitedâ€™
Kâ€™Naan â€œI Come Preparedâ€ w/ Damian Marley â€˜Troubadourâ€™
Axum- Freha (Israeli Hip Hop)
The Beatards â€œNasty Funkyâ€ – from their self titled EPBrother Jesse: For those who think public relations and artist management is easy, please talk about the behind the scenes work.